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Guilty by Reason of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers

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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them.

From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself.

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A psychiatrist recognized internationally as an expert on the roots of violence traces her experiences in New York City's psychiatric wards and on death row as she plumbed the minds of America's most notorious serial killers. Reprint.

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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them.

From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself.

About the Author

\Dorothy Otnow Lewis, M.D. grew up in New York City. She is a graduate of the Ethical Culture Schools, Radcliffe College, and Yale University School of Medicine. She is a psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, a professor at New York University School of Medicine, and a clinical professor at the Yale University Child Study Center. Her studies on violence have been cited in decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is married to Dr. Melvin Lewis, a child psychiatrist and professor at Yale. The Lewises have two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307556554
Subtitle:
A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Lewis, Dorothy Otnow
Author:
Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.
Author:
Lewis, Dorothy Otnow Phd
Author:
Dorothy Otnow Lewis
Subject:
Law : Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Murderers -- Psychology.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Insane, criminal and dangerous
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
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Product details 352 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307556554 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A psychiatrist recognized internationally as an expert on the roots of violence traces her experiences in New York City's psychiatric wards and on death row as she plumbed the minds of America's most notorious serial killers. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them.

From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself.

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